Toby Young’s Meritocracy

Toby Young has just been appointed to the board of the Office for Students –  a new regulator with a remit “to champion the interests of students, promote choice and help to ensure that students are receiving a good deal for their investment in higher education”

This is the same Toby Young who championed the flagship Tory ‘free schools’ programme, which literally funnelled money from state schools into increasingly exclusive education.

But let’s put that aside, and see whether he’s a worthwhile advocate for “the interests of students”… in his own words.

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